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Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

Swiss unveil stratospheric solar plane

Just months after two Swiss pilots completed a historic round-the-world trip in a Sun-powered plane, another Swiss adventurer on Wednesday unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere.

EU closes in on visa deal with Ukraine

EU closes in on visa deal with Ukraine

The European Union strengthened its support for Ukraine yesterday, allocating millions of euros for an anti-corruption programme in the former Soviet republic and inching closer to enabling Ukrainians to travel to the EU without a visa.

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Residents clash yesterday with police officers on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. Approximately 500 people gathered yesterday morning at the Des Monts housing estate in Bastia’s Lupino neighbourhood...

Euro-area inflation rate turned positive before Brexit vote

Euro-area inflation rate turned positive before Brexit vote

Inflation unexpectedly returned to the euro area in June, suggesting that central-bank stimulus may have been starting to filter through to the economy before Britons chose to leave the European Union.

Qatar 2022 team completes ‘useful’ Euro observation trip

Qatar 2022 team completes ‘useful’ Euro observation trip

A 26-member Qatar delegation has completed a week-long observation trip to the ongoing Euro 2016 football championship in France where they interacted with the local organising committee officials of the month-long event.

Espionage and racial profiling in the US

Espionage and racial profiling in the US

Although theft of trade secrets by foreign countries certainly occurs, the US government has focused overwhelmingly on China

French parliament okays extension to state of emergency

French parliament okays extension to state of emergency

The French parliament voted to extend the country’s state of emergency, implemented after the November 13 terror attacks...

False alarm on economic, financial crisis in China

False alarm on economic, financial crisis in China

The good news is that China’s massive reservoir of foreign-exchange reserves provides it with an important buffer against a classic currency and liquidity crisis.

RBI holds rates at 6.75% in bid to control inflation

RBI holds rates at 6.75% in bid to control inflation

India’s central bank kept interest rates on hold yesterday, citing the importance of controlling inflation and noting a slowing growth momentum in Asia’s third-largest economy.

SpaceX’s landing feat makes future missions possible

SpaceX’s landing feat makes future missions possible

Ever since the dawn of the Space Age, rockets blasting off the launch pad have climbed a few hundred miles to deliver their payloads into orbit,...

Obama chides Republicans for lack of alternatives on IS

Obama chides Republicans for lack of alternatives on IS

US President Barack Obama said his administration is open to some “legitimate criticism” for failing to adequately explain its strategy to counter the Islamic State (IS),

 Defence deals to be made easier: minister

Defence deals to be made easier: minister

A new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) has been almost finalised that seeks to remove procedural difficulties in procurements, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said yesterday.